A mob knocks the teeth out of a young girl during a savage robbery in Sol
The National Police have detained four of the attackers, Moroccan kids, after receiving information from a Metro guard who was passing through the area.
The center of Madrid was the scene of a very violent robbery at dawn, in which the principal victim was a young girl. A mob of about ten young Maghrebians [North Africans] attacked her and a couple of friends with whom she was transiting through Sol, in order to rob her. The beating they gave her was so severe that the girl lost several teeth and was left bloodied on the street. Police sources indicated that four of the delinquents were detained, all of adult age, though witnesses indicated that there were other participants who are being investigated to determine if they were minors.
The incident occurred before 3:30 of the night of August 28, last Saturday. The victims were returning through Sol after enjoying a fun evening when the thieves confronted them. It was a full-blown robbery. The girl resisted, and they stole a watch and a cell phone. They succeeded after giving them a monumental beating. A Metro guard, who was getting off work and passing down Arenal Street, saw several Maghrebians, between 16 and 27 years of age, running towards him in the direction of the opera, he estimated. When they saw him, they went down Las Hilares Street: The muscular build of the guard, whom they probably recognized from their adventures in the suburb, led them to change course.
Further on, the man saw two boys, friends of the principal victim, shouting, “Police, police!” One of them showed a gap above an eyebrow, which was broken.
At the location of numbers 24-26 Arenal Street, he saw a girl, on the ground, at a doorway. She was bleeding profusely from the blows. They had knocked out at least two lower teeth and others from the top of her mouth. Medical personnel from Samur quickly arrived and transported her to Gomez Ulla Hospital. “The poor girl remained there so they could do plastic surgery,” stated case sources.
“They attacked us like hyenas”
The guard called 091 and alerted the National Police that there were several attackers crouched among the trees of the Sabatini Gardens.
Police sources indicated that the four arrestees had fled toward the Puerta del Sol, where a police patrol that had been looking for them based on the description given by the victims intercepted them: One dressed in a red Chicago Bulls t-shirt, and another with marks on the sides. Those who had been attacked explained that they “had been attacked as if by hyenas”.